It’s unlikely that you could answer this question straight away: “What’s your purpose?”
Most people live and do “what’s expected of them”.
That could be your best life. But in my case, it isn’t and I’d love to do something that I have to pursue and live towards. I can’t sit at a desk and do dumb work, I want to have an impact.
We’re living in a world where everything is possible. Thanks to the unlimited internet. We’ve got access to free knowledge and we can share ours with the entire world.
You Need to Set Goals
It all starts with setting goals. A target to work towards. Like we had during our journey if we didn’t know our destination we couldn’t pick a train.
By not setting goals, you will always end up in places you don’t want to be.
Take note of that, it’s very important that you realize that. It’s not some cliche that everybody at school tells you. Those words are fundamental for a successful life.
They don’t have to be big goals. Set smaller goals to set up your path.
That’s how you’ll live your best life.
That could be anything.
‘Simple’ things like being healthy.
Or if you’re working 3/4 days a week, earning a modest income, and enjoying your life. Then that’s your best life.
Now it’s easier to organize your goals. Instead of one big and vague target that you hope to have one day.
Thinking Outside the Societal Box
People say: “Think Outside the Box”.
But it’s a box that’s in another box, a prison even. That prison is society and it judges you for thinking outside the bigger box.
Starting to think for yourself is great.
You might get scared by some inconvenient truths, but in the end, it will help you to grow.
If you don’t change the way you see the world, you’re not doing anything. Not for others, not for yourself, and your mind. Your mind needs constant education and creativity to stay healthy.
You Need to Do Something Right Now
You’re the only one that’s able to take action, nobody’s going to do it for you.
If you want to change (improve), do it. No self-help book is going to change you more than your own mindset. It’s a way of thought that’s able to change.
It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
Here’s what you should do this week: write down (physical or digital) what your goals are for the next 30 days. That’s not a very big timespan, but long enough to achieve something you want.
Once you notice these small improvements you’re getting eager to scale. Scaling your goals to become big achievements like “getting fit”, or “becoming wealthier”.
But never forget the smaller steps between.
– Bryan Dijkhuizen
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